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Centralized Services

ElectriCities offers member cities Centralized Service Contracts for the following categories. For more information about these contracts, call or email Clarice Wilson (ext. 6293).

Centralized Services

  • Infra-Red (Thermographic) Scanning

    Infra-Red scanning helps reduce the potential for expensive repairs and outages by detecting "hot spots." Tests are conducted by an independent contractor.
    Thermal Technologies, Jamie Ellis 276-650-3495, Ryan J Smoak 803-534-1040.
  • Tree Trimming & Line Clearance

    Tree trimming reduces the possibility of power surges and outages. An effective tree trimming program can help reduce losses.
    Asplundh east: Doug Smith 919-329-7415, Asplundh west: Barry Suddreth 800-523-4265, Davey Tree: Doug Bour 704-596-8066, Carolina Tree Care: Jack Duffy 704-788-8733.
  • Meter Testing

    Recover lost revenues by checking for meter accuracy. This service offers assistance to members that test their own meters and also offers full testing options for a turnkey testing program.
    CLD Services, Lee Dietrich 828-381-1590, Reliable Meter, Kevin Hawk 704-650-1931, Accurate Calibrations, David Cashwell, 910-214-6113.
  • Aerial Device Testing

    Testing of bucket trucks and other line equipment for structural and electrical integrity helps cities find small problems before they become big ones.
    Map, Chris Pittard 336-228-1722, Southeastern Testing Labs: Toby Hardigree 706-769-6645.
  • Substation Maintenance

    Members are encouraged to have a thorough substation maintenance check every two to three years. Maintenance should include testing dielectric strength and acidity level of insulating oils, inspecting breaker contact wear, verifying proper equipment operation, etc. This service is provided by an independent contractor.
    Please contact Talmadge Brown, 704-400-1589.
  • In-ground Pole Testing

    This service includes above-ground inspection, excavation and ground-line treatment, sounding and boring, cleaning and chipping of below-ground surfaces, preservative application and other related work.
    Osmose, Patrick Kraft 336-469-2762
  • Consulting for PCB and Other Field Activities

    Oversight of remedial activities (on-site), preparation of SPCC Plans, emergency response supervision, consulting for PCB and related items and other field activities as directed by the authorized representative of the Member Municipality.
    Geologix, Rob Livermon 919-859-4544. Schedule C attached.

Joint Procurement

  • Wooden Utility Poles

    ElectriCities has coordinated a joint purchase for wood poles. Annual contracts establish firm delivered price for each city electing to participate. Poles are 100% tested with a 15 degree slope on the top. Poles under contract carry a ten year warranty from the inspection company.